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Assistant Director, Graduate Outcomes and Operations

Company:
Curry College
Job Location:
Milton, Massachusetts
Category:
Academic Advising

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

The Assistant Director, Graduate Outcomes and Operations is the lead staff member responsible for graduate outcomes research and reporting, managing the technology platforms used within the department, and regularly monitoring and analyzing data used to inform planning and programming within the Center for Global & Career Services. This position will also provide career advising for students in a select group of academic programs.

Essential Functions:

The Assistant Director, Graduate Outcomes & Operations will conduct graduate outcomes research and analysis, manage the technical platforms utilized in the CGCS, , supervise student workers and provide career advising for students in select academic programs.

1. Graduate Outcomes Research and Analysis:

  • Manage the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) data collection process for traditional undergraduate, continuing education, and graduate students.
    • Establish the annual timeline and milestones for data collection;
    • Utilize student information system to obtain graduating student information to support the GOS process;
    • Coordinate efforts to collect data, including, but not limited to, administering the GOS at the Commencement Fair, at Commencement Rehearsal, e-surveys, telemarketing, and social media research and outreach.
  • Provide outreach from CGCS directly encouraging students to update their outcomes information;
  • Work collaboratively with Institutional Advancement, faculty, and other campus constituencies to track information on graduate outcomes;
  • Interpret data collected with the support of the Director of the CGCS and the Associate VP of Academic & Strategic Partnerships;
  • Serve as the lead author of the annual Graduate Outcomes Report;
  • Maintain the Graduate Outcomes database;
  • Manage Graduate Outcomes data requests from departments needing information to support recruitment and retention, program reviews, accreditation reporting, or other needs.

2.Technology and Data Management:

  • Actively manage and approve employers submitting company and employee information and job postings on Handshake.
  • Serve as the main technology point person in the CGCS and manage, maintain, and oversee various office software and systems including Handshake, ViaTRM, Salesforce, Focus2, Banner, Constant Contact, Acuity, Website, Portal, etc.;
  • Generate reports that demonstrate student and employer engagement with the CGCS;
  • Conduct market research and gap analysis to support internship, study away and career planning efforts and support ways to leverage existing relationships across multiple departments;
  • Demonstrate strong use of CGCS specific technologies including, but not limited to, Handshake , and support any migration or implementation efforts related to new technologies that emerge over time;
  • Assist others with using office software and systems and provide training as necessary;
  • Actively collaborate with staff from the College's Information Technology Services department to troubleshoot, utilize systems, and develop workflows to support the goals of the CGCS;
  • Research, assess and implement technology solutions for CGCS to provide easy access for all stakeholders.

3. Career Advising and Counseling:

  • Assist students in developing the necessary skills associated with career development and successful transition into the workforce or graduate school;
  • Support students preparing for internship and job searches through resume, cover letter, e-portfolio and social media reviews, mock interviews (in-person, online, and telephone) in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings;
  • Work closely with faculty, student groups, clubs, and support offices to plan and deliver career related programs, presentations for assigned majors;
  • Develop advising resources and facilitation guides to support students;
  • Administer and interpret various vocational and interest inventories and advise students on possible career paths through the use of tools including, but not limited to, Myers-Briggs, Type Indicator, Focus2, and StrengthsFinder.

4. Administrative Functions:

  • Supervise student workers;
  • Assist with the supervision of office staff and management of the Center in the absence of the Director.

Additional Functions: The Assistant Director, Graduate Outcomes & Operations will, from time-to-time, be required to perform additional related duties to ensure the success of the CGCS. Those duties may include:

  • Providing superb customer service to employers, students, families, faculty, and staff;
  • Participate in committees relevant to the work of the CGCS;
  • Serve as back up for the Director of the Center for Global & Career Services, the Global & Career Advisor, or the Administrative Assistant as needed;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or his/her designee.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience in Career Development or related field.
  • Strong technical expertise managing and utilizing database systems to collect and disseminate data.
  • Strong evidence of using data to inform goal setting, planning, and assessment efforts.
  • Experience conducting research to support graduate outcome reporting.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of diverse employment sectors and trends.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree is preferred. 
  • Experience working with technology platforms including Banner, Canvas, Handshake, Qualtrics, Salesforce, and SQL.
  • Experience utilizing the NACE methodology for reporting graduate outcomes.

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.
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